Design Group, Barry-Wehmiller International Merge To Form Unified Consulting Platform


Barry-Wehmiller Design Group and Barry-Wehmiller International have officially merged to form a single, unified consulting platform, which will operate under the Design Group name. The merger creates a premier engineering and information technology services firm of more than 1,400 professionals.

With the merger, Design Group now offers strategic IT consulting and equipment design services in the manufacturing domain, in addition to being a supplier of manufacturing automation and control systems, facility design, process engineering, construction management and regulatory compliance services for the world’s leading companies in life sciences, consumer products and other industrial sectors.

“The combination of our two firms allows us to share our collective experience and technical capacity, and leverage organizational efficiencies as a premier engineering and IT consulting firm for industrial clients,” stated Joe Wilhelm, Group President, Consulting.

“This merger enables Barry-Wehmiller International to achieve its full potential within the well-established business model of Design Group,” commented Barry-Wehmiller CEO Bob Chapman. “This significantly broadens our depth and range of client services by approaching the market as one firm.”

Design Group’s redesigned website, ( , showcases the firm’s innovative ability to provide expanded services for clients, from small engineering initiatives to integrated, multidisciplinary solutions.

“This is a significant milestone in Design Group’s history, and we are excited about the potential it represents,” said Wilhelm. “I am confident that this merger will create value for our clients, and enable professional growth opportunities for our professionals.”

Design Group operates from more than 40 global offices in the United States and India, providing engineering and IT consulting for the world’s leading companies through the efforts of 1,400-plus engineering and technical specialists. 

Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper converting industries.

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